Looking for suggestions/opinions/feedback on our short list for our honeymoon. We have really wanted to do an overwater bungalow, unfortunately those are just out of our price range with the cheapest being 13K all the way up to 20K total.
I think we have a healthy budget (10K CAD) however value is of utmost importance in our decision. While we are willing to spend the entirety of the budget, whatever is more expensive needs to offer value for the difference in cost.
Short list is as follows in no particular order:
Secrets Silversands – Over the Pool Cabana: We thought this offered a good middle ground to the overwater bungalow we originally wanted.
Excellence Playa Mujeres – Two Story Suite: Have heard great things about this resort and the room looks quite luxurious and private, especially the second floor with private pool.
Hotel Mousai – Ultra Corner Suite: Have heard good things but really not a ton of reviews compared to others. Again, really like the room and look of the resort.
Unico 2087 – Estancia Suite (?): Not positive on room choice but the hesitation for this resort stemmed from the lack of reviews and the rumours of a lot of the existing reviews to be fake/sponsored. Really liked this resort for the "Unlimited Inclusions" as we would like to do some amount of activities.
El Dorado Maroma – Palafitos Bungalow: This one barely made the short list due to the cost, however if we do see that the value is there it's possible that we would take this option.
Sandals resorts really didn't sell us based on the pictures of the room when compared to the resorts on our short list and the cost just seemed like we were paying for the brand more than anything else.
Suggestions for resorts not on the short list are welcome!